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Did Freud Invent The Term A Defense Mechanism
In freudian psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) are psychological strategies brought into play by the unconscious mind to manipulate, deny, or distort reality (through processes including, but not limited to, repression, identification, or rationalization), and to maintain a socially ...Read more
See below: In freudian psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) are psychological strategies brought into play by the unconscious mind to manipulate, deny, or distort reality (through processes including, but not limited to, repression, identification, or rationalization), and to maintain a socially acceptable self-image or self-schema. ...Read more
I feel as if my anxiety has turn in some sort of defense mechanism to fearlessness. I am very intense now, I wonder how to calm down now.
Med side effects?: Part of your anxiety and intensity may be from a side effect caused by both Haldol and Fanapt (iloperidone) which is a motor restlessness. Some people pace, "can't sit still," need to keep moving and can appear agitated. Please review with prescribing doctor and ask what to do. It's very helpful also to talk about your anxiety with a therapist for ways to cope. I hope this helps and you feel better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Yes, but a poor one: Many if not most people with substance abuse come from dysfunctional families & suffer from anxiety &/or depression. Many are very sensitive souls.They use substances as a way to escape, emotionally numb themselves & self-medicate.Unfortunately, substance abuse not only fails to solve their problems but adds to them.Counseling, appropriate medications/herbs/supplements & meditation will help more. ...Read more
Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?
Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?
It could be ...: Whatever it is though, I know it can be frustrating. I would try to focus less on what it means to them and more on how you can deal with it. You might try telling them about how you feel when you share things with them. It has probably been this way a long time and I wouldn't expect things to change overnight. Things might not change at all, despite your best efforts. ...Read more
Not really out: Once, the only psychological treatment was psychoanalysis. Many of freud's students then formed their own approaches, some prominent today (jung) others long gone (rank). But out of the original psychoanalytic movement emerged most of the psychological therapies we know today, in addition to psychoanalysis proper. So classical freudian treatment slowly became a minority approach. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Control mechanism: A regulatory mechanism for physiological functions in which there is responsive action to feedback. ...Read more
No: In fact, it is likely to have an anxiety provoking effect. If you feel the need to fake happiness, then you should see a psychologist and explore why happiness naturally eludes you. Happiness may be less important than meaning and purpose in life. Some say that happiness is getting and meaning and purpose is giving. Don't chase happiness but do look for satisfaction in life. ...Read more
Insect allergy: This just happens and there is no good predictor for it, it is more common in people who already have environmental allergies. ...Read more
Yes I can :): Fever results from a chemical cascade in response to a pyrogen. Infection causes the release of pyrogens which in turn cause the body to produce a chemical called prostaglandin e2 (pge2). Pge2 then stimulates a special part of our brain's hypothalamous called the pre-optic area (poa). The poa then integrates this information and sends a signal to our autonomic nervous system to create heat. ...Read more
DNA replication: It forms dna adducts that block dna replication and transcription, resulting in cell death in actively dividing cells. It forms bulkier platinum-dna adducts that may be more difficult to repair. Journal of clinical oncology vol 20, no 7 (april 1), 2002. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more
It and Lupron (leuprolide): Act in a complex hypothalamic/pituitary axis way, to turn of lh that stimulates testis to produce testosterone, which gives libido but also acts as jet fuel to stimulate pros ca growth. Flutamide/bicalutamide block cell receptors to the testosterone stimulation. ...Read more
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